“We have made significant progress in getting the lights back on for our customers in spite of all the challenges we are facing,” Hawkins said.
“Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans have restored a combined 457,000 customers out of the peak of 902,000 that lost service. Entergy New Orleans has restored nearly 70% of customers impacted,” the company said in a statement.
, Lower Jefferson
, S t. Charles and Terrebonne parishes and parts of Plaquemines Parish are still expected to be without power until September
29, de acuerdo a Entergy’s website
Terrebonne President Gordon Dove said his parish will be getting electrical transmission on Thursday, sin embargo.
“We’ll be lighting up Terrebonne from Thursday on,” Dove told CNN on Tuesday. “And of course there is still a lot of poles down, and we have three utility companies here, aggressively preparing them and getting them underway.”
Carbon monoxide poisoning
With some people relying on generators for power
, the Louisiana Department of Health is reporting that four people have died of carbon monoxide poisoning
, y 141 people have been treated for inhalation of the
, odorless gas
” since the hurricane
Emergency room visits for carbon monoxide poisoning were reported in Greater New Orleans, Baton Rouge and other areas in the past week, the department said in a release on Monday.
The Jefferson Parish East Bank Consolidated Fire Department alone responded to 413 carbon monoxide-related calls by Sunday, according to Chief Dave Tibbetts. Típicamente, the department has just 12 a 20 such calls over a three- or four-month period, he said Sunday.
The state health department urged residents to “please use your portable or stand-by generator safely” by following the advice from the Office of the State Fire Marshal, which includes placing generators at least 20 feet away from a residence.
Heat advisory for southeast Louisiana
Parts of southeast Louisiana are under a heat advisory on Tuesday from 11 soy. a 5 pm., with heat index values forecast to reach as high as 105 grados.
Humidity levels will continue to be high Wednesday, although heat advisories “do not appear to be necessary,” according the National Weather Service in New Orleans.
Some relief from the humid conditions is expected Thursday night as slightly cooler, drier air filters into the region, but temperatures and humidity are forecast to rebound into the weekend.